alexbender

handmade leather goods from berlin

Berlin, Germany | 3742 Sales on Etsy

5 out of 5 stars
(1694 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)

All Items

Alexandra Bender

Contact shop owner

Alexandra Bender

Announcement    Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique leather bags and accessories.
I own the entire creative process, from the design and patterning to pictures of the finished products. All my high-quality creations are handmade in Berlin with love and care. My pieces are made to last.

Like to know more? Then please visit my blog: www.alexbender.de
If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write to me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 14, 2019

Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique leather bags and accessories.
I own the entire creative process, from the design and patterning to pictures of the finished products. All my high-quality creations are handmade in Berlin with love and care. My pieces are made to last.

Like to know more? Then please visit my blog: www.alexbender.de
If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write to me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1694)
See reviews that mention:
quality 200 shipping 107 customer service 74

Updates

which one is your favorite color?
fuchsia is a new leather color and available next week #newcollection
View all 98 updates

About alexbender

Sales 3,742
On Etsy since 2011

My passion is to work with leather

Welcome to my shop! I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself.

I grew up in Bavaria in a small town called Weisenbourg. After high school, I left home and spent two years training to be a seamstress in the middle of the countryside. After that, I studied fashion design for four years (also in the countryside).

During that time, I never much enjoyed sewing. I always assumed that after university I would go to work as a designer for a big company.

But then I left everything behind and moved to Australia for a year, where I discovered the "no worries" way of life and began to imagine new possibilities.

Back in Germany, I started assisting at a small, high-quality label in Berlin. Working there I discovered a love for sewing I never knew I had.

One day I passed by a shop with beautiful hand-made leather bags in the window. In my studies, I'd always loved leather, and like all girls, I loved bags. I went inside and asked the owner if she needed any help. I told her I wanted to learn everything there was to know about working with leather. She said yes and took me on as an apprentice...

Now, more than ten years later, I'm lucky enough to get up every morning, have some breakfast, and walk across the apartment into my studio to do what I love. I enjoy the solitude and the voice of my sewing machine. It is such a great feeling to make a living with things I create.

If you visit my blog, you'll see that I also love gardening, photography, nature, electronic music, and second-hand shopping. Whenever I see something beautiful, I like to take a picture and share it with the world.

etsy quit your day job series interview:
https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-alex-bender/25948490859

Shop members

  • Alexandra Bender,

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Alex, the creative mind and hands behind the one-woman accessories label alexbender. My passion is to work with leather and fabric to create unique bags and accessories.

Shop policies